Month: October 2016

It was a dark and stormy Halloween (or the Tell Tale Trump)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To celebrate all of these things that go bump in the night, I am sharing a creative writing exercise with you. It will be a basic premise for a horror story. And, because this year’s presidential election has been quite horrifying, the main characters in this year’s horror story will be Donald Trump …

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21st century slavery: the nightmare of mass incarceration

On Sunday, I saw a movie titled “13th.” It is a documentary about mass incarceration, and it was directed by Ava DuVernay. It was an impressive movie that explored the history of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, and racism. According to the Pew Research Foundation, the prison population in the United States increased by …

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Favorite garden quotations: a day in the garden

Today’s blogging challenge was to choose “a favorite quotation” and write about it. I decided to tweak it by choosing two interesting quotations, all about the garden in winter and early spring. Today, I was outside, planting bulbs, which carry the promise of spring. So, here are the quotations, which are about gardens and the …

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